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Jock Scott 

Name Jock Scott
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Hook Gaelic Supreme, Harrison Bartleet. 4/0
Tip X-fine oval, silver tinsel
Tag Yellow floss
Tail Golden pheasant crest and Indian crow sub
Butt Black ostrich herl
Rib Fine oval, silver tinsel over yellow floss; fine oval, silver and medium flat silver tinsel over black
Body bright yellow floss veiled by cock-of-the-rock* top and bottom; black ostrich herl as butt; black floss
Hackle  Black over black floss
Throat Guinea
Wing White tipped turkey set low as underwing; peacock primary wing set along the top of the turkey; yellow, red and blue dyed turkey tail; speckled bustard, florican bustard** and golden pheasant center tail
Roofing Bronze mallard
Shoulder  Barred woodduck and teal flank, covered by jungle cock eye
Cheek Blue chatterer sub
Topping 2 golden pheasant crests
Horns Blue and gold macaw
Head Black

*Unmarked golden pheasant tippet substituted
**Amherst pheasant center tail as substitute
***Peacock sword strands omitted from wing

Jock Scott was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer John Wood. Take a look at his contributor page, The Flies of John Wood, to see many more of his flies.

John's Notes: Originated by John Scott around 1850 the Jock Scott is one of the standards of full dress Atlantic salmon flies. This copy is tied based on the dressing from Building Classic Salmon Flies 2004 by Ron Alcott.

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